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Every week, Adeyto, Vincent, Sotaro and JJ travel around the country, meeting the people in each area and exploring the local culture. They discover fascinating aspects of Japan that are hard to find in a guide book.
Kinosaki Onsen, one of the most famous hot spring resorts in western Japan; handicraft made with straw; retro game arcade.
A visit to Oshu in northern Japan spotlights Somin-sai, which is nicknamed the Naked Festival.
John Moore and his daughter visit Okayama to explore perceptions of red through pottery, sea bream, and swordsmithing.
Buddhist temples on the pilgrimage route to Chichibu.
A visit to Akiu in Japan's Tohoku region, which was a favorite destination of the legendary 16th-century warlord Date Masamune.
The fishing port of Mihonoseki, on the eastern cape of the Shimane Peninsula.
The resort island Kashiko-jima hosts the G7 summit in Japan; pearl farms; pearl shop; Minamiise, Mie; catching seafood; a farmer harvests fruit in a citrus orchard; traditional charcoal kiln.
Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture, which is a major producer of pieces for shogi (Japanese chess), is visited. Included: a shogi-piece craftsman who's also a top furniture maker.
The small island of Iejima, off of Okinawa, Japan, produces original products made from sugarcane and wheat; photojournalist Kit Pancoast Nagamura enjoys the slow island life.
TV producer Christian Storms scales one of the rock walls of Bichu in Takahashi City; high-quality granite; a traditional craftsman carves calligraphy inkstones by hand.
A visit to Sabae City in central Fukui Prefecture, which produces most of the eyewear frames sold in Japan and most lacquerware used in restaurants across the country.
The remote village of Kuma retains a historical atmosphere as a result of having been cut off from the rest of Japan in the past.
Actor Dean Newcombe visits a Zen training temple and the SominSai festival in Japan.
A visit to Akiu, Miyagi, Japan, on the cusp of spring includes a hike in the hills, a visit with a local artist and a stop at the hot springs.
The sacred spots in Aomori, the northernmost prefecture of Japan's Honshu main island; a temple with 2,000 stone Jizo statues.
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